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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by Jeffrey Beall

Thanks very much for letting me know about this new publisher. I have analyzed it and added it to my list. Among others, one problem I saw is that they have accepted and published papers in one of...

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Comment on “International Recognition Multidisciplinary Research Journals,...

I found a journal published by Springer “Electrical Engineering” has both GISI impact factor (3.7490) and SCR impact factor (0.303) in 2012. Another journal “Electrical Engineering in Japan” from Wiley...

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Comment on Appeals by GTBankplc

Dear Doc. I indeed appreciate your good work. Thank you very much. Dr. Obadara, O. ________________________________

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Comment on Hindawi’s Profit Margin is Higher than Elsevier’s by brembs

“Why aren’t all the anti-profit zealots complaining about Hindawi’s 52% profit margin?” I am: “universal, unregulated Gold Open Access is one of the few situations I can imagine that would potentially...

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Comment on LIST OF PUBLISHERS by Batesian and aggressive mimicry in academic...

[…] at the University of Colorado, Denver, the Open-Acces movement has inadvertently given rise to a legion of ‘predatory publishers’. The publishers offer (for a hefty fee) to publish research papers...

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Comment on Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in...

Its not good bad from the publisher. But it is also a reality that first few issues of almost every publisher are not good. That’s why ISI, Scopus and PubMed always ignore 2 or 3 issues and index...

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Comment on Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in...

I think that Ouadfel is surfing on the Copernicus name .Copernicus is the Publisher of the highly respected Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions...

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Comment on Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in...

What is interesting to me is why you do not include this one in your list. Have you made any changes in your policy? You used to be much harder on OA startups!

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Comment on Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in...

[…] One more  pattern of problems with that journal, Prof. Beall. […]

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Comment on Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in...

Thank you dr beall for the pattern recognition writeup that tracked a plagiarized part of an earlier published manuscript. Your advocacy Has helped the far reaches of the planet, such as the...

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Comment on Recognizing a Pattern of Problems in “Pattern Recognition in...

[…] One more  pattern of problems with that journal, Prof. Beall. […]

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by Tim

I’ve found your blog very helpful so far, in particular for confirming (or at least providing more evidence) that Science and Engineering Publishing Company are bogus. However the question has occurred...

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by...

Here are some things that I would expect to see in a normal new scholarly publisher: 1. Subscription to a digital preservation service, such as Portico or LOCKSS. 2. Membership in a professional...

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Comment on LIST OF PUBLISHERS by beall’s list | chez kait

[…] Jeffrey Beall’s list of possibly predatory scholarly open-access publishers (as heard about on On the Media… again). Bookmarking it for myself, sharing. I suspect public admin/policy might be even...

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by Tim

Thanks, those criteria all look good to me. I’m circumspect regarding #7 as I feel that while restricting the number of broad-focus journals helps to prevent dilution of quality, it could equally be...

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by...

Tim, a lot of these things are mentioned in my criteria here: http://scholarlyoa.com/2012/11/30/criteria-for-determining-predatory-open-access-publishers-2nd-edition/ Thanks, Jeffrey

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by Tim

Thanks, bookmarked! (For the link to your “Criteria” page I mean — I can’t seem to reply to your second reply to me, so I’m replying here.)

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by...

You should be responsible and careful with your comments. Sincerely A Mexican citizen

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Comment on Another Fleet Startup: JSciMed Central by Brian Shewchuk

I received an email solicitation to be on the editorial board of “JSM Biochemistry & Molecular Biology” today. I knew it was a typical open access fake journal scam, but checked here to be sure....

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Comment on Avestia Publishing: A New Bottom-Tier Publisher from Canada by Tim

With respect, I don’t understand the motivation for your comment. Do you think Who?’s comment implies something negative about Mexican publishers, or Mexicans in general?

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